Jetstar Announces Flights from Avalon to Adelaide and Hobart

9th Dec 2015

Australian budget airline Jetstar will soon begin operating flights between Avalon and Adelaide, as well as Avalon to Hobart. Starting March next year, the carrier will fly four times per week to Hobart and three times a week to Adelaide in a move David Hall expects to bring 65,000 new seats into Avalon every year.

Jetstar CEO said:

"In less than a year we will have expanded from a single route to Sydney to offer local travellers direct flights to four major Australian cities. Adelaide and Hobart offer some of the country's best tourism experiences and we're confident the convenient midmorning departures will appeal to travellers from Geelong and western Melbourne."

He added:

"We were overwhelmed by the community support for our Gold Coast services earlier this year and we're looking forward to a similarly positive customer response to these new flights to Hobart and Adelaide."

The new service will be launched for the Easter school holidays. One-way tickets will go on for sale at Jetstar's website on Tuesday morning, 10:00 A.M. and will close the same day at 2:00 P.M. or until sold out completely.

Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren praised the boost for jobs and tourism this will bring to the region, saying:

"We've delivered on the three domestic destinations we promised, and then some. Jetstar's commitment to serve our Australian cities means jobs and growth for the local economy. We take growing Victoria's visitor economy really seriously and new improved airline services are a major boost to tourism."

Chief executive for Avalon Airport Justin Giddings also praised Jetstar's strategy and commented:

"These are two good capital cities. I think both will present some good inbound opportunities as well. This is a really great day. Lots of people have been asking about Adelaide and Hobart over the past number of months. The Adelaide flight we had there before was really popular, these are basically great times and I suspect they will be very popular."